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Maurice Hope's Blog – June 2012 Archive (15)

JOHNNY HORTON —NORTH TO ALASKA AND OTHER HITS (Jasmine) 2-CDS

 

www.jasmine-records.co.uk

 

Here we have another country star that tragically died before his time. Like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams and you can also add Buddy Holly, Gram Parsons to the list) he was just hitting his stride when his life was taken in a fatal car crash in 1960.

 

As a budding performer Horton was actually taken under the wing of Hank when they were both playing on Shreveport's…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 24, 2012 at 19:14 — No Comments

PATSY CLINE —JUST OUT OF REACH (Jasmine) 2cds

www.jasmine-records.co.uk 

Two cds and 56 tracks no less come in this package of material by the late, never to be forgotten Patsy Cline. Made up of two albums featured in their entirety (Patsy Cline – 1957 and Showcase – 1962) plus a feast of singles that include such classics as ‘Crazy Dreams’, ‘Stop The World’, her stunning take of ‘Lovesick Blues’ and the song that swept me away (and still does) the first time I heard it. I am talking…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 24, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

O’BRIEN PARTY OF 7 —REINCARNATION (The Songs Of Roger Miller) (Howdy Skies)

www.timobrien.net/obrienpartyof7 

www.mollieobrien.com 

Here is a tribute record of a difference. One thing, it is a family affair as the families of Tim O’Brien and his sister, Mollie who are no strangers of sharing a recording studio. Since they have made three duet albums together and long…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 24, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

TUPELO —DIRTY MONEY (IRL / Crashed Records)

www.tupelo.ie 

Dublin-based, Tupelo is an exciting new combo who apply the energy of the Old Crow Medicine Show to their music. As a rich head swirling mix of guitars, 5-string banjo, double bass, mandolin, bodhran, piano, percussion, sax and fiddle aid the lead vocals of James Cramer (who writes all the tunes) in splendid fashion. Since I am a huge fan of the Old Crows, Tupelo is a…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 23, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

ALAN JACKSON —THIRTY MILES WEST (Humphead / EMI)

www.alanjackson.com

www.capitolnashville.com

www.humpheadcountry.com 

After a long successful run on Arista records American country superstar makes his debut on EMI Nashville (a partnership with his own ACR label) and released in the UK on Humphead. Jackson has…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 22, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

MEL TILLIS —STOMP THEM GRAPES / SAWMILL .. Plus (Raven)

 

www.ravenrecords.com.au

 

Two 1970s albums plus five additional cuts, two of which are duets with Sherry Bryce make up another bumper package released by the Australian reissue label Raven.

Tillis was one of country music’s biggest sellers during the 1970s and though he never made much of an impression outside the States the Florida-born act who is also the father of Pam Tillis was a top performer. A big name…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 22, 2012 at 11:54 — No Comments

LERA LYNN —HAVE YOU MET LERA LYNN? (FREEWORLD / FLOATING WORLD)

Hearing the voice of Lera Lynn on the album was both a first and a delightful experience. All too many new fledgling acts are built up as being the best since sliced bread but in reality they are at best, average. Sadly more often than not I would go a step further and offer forgettable. Yet as already mentioned that wasn’t the case with Lera Lynn. Not only did one or two songs catch my attention…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 22, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

KIMBERLEY MURRAY, BOB MANNING —ONE NIGHT ONLY! (Bourbon Haze Records / Heart Of Texas Records)

 

www.nashville-west.com

 

Boy, what a treat this is. Two traditional country performers who just happen to be man and wife sharing one record. Who rekindle the art of duet performances better than most of the originals. Fans of older country music will feel they have died and passed through St. Peter’s Gates once they hear the opening bars of this album and be like Oliver when it is finished hunger for…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 19, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

JUDY COLLINS —BOHEMIAN (WILDFLOWER RECORDS)

 

www.wildflowerrecords.com

 

Folk legend, novelist, painter Judy Collins (‘Send In The Clowns’, ‘Both Sides Now’, ‘Amazing Grace’ etc…) has been making records for 50 years has through her latter-day releases on her own label, Wildflower Records kept her name in the frame.

 

Bohemian has Larry Campbell (guitar) and the group, Ollabelle (vocals) guest on her own ‘Morocco’ to aid her work…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 17, 2012 at 16:42 — No Comments

WILLIE NELSON —HEROES (Sony Music)

 

www.legacyrecordings.com

 

On placing this, the latest from the Texas Outlaw on my player I hadn’t anticipated a great deal other than some interesting music, singing by Willie in his own inimitable style and that was about it! Boy, was I soon to be proved wrong because all the Willie Nelson magic of old was present. I am talking Red-Headed Stranger (1975) standard, his song ‘Roll Me Up’ isn’t…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 17, 2012 at 8:49 — No Comments

JERRY JEFF WALKER —WALKER’S COLLECTIBLES & RIDIN’ HIGH…., PLUS (Raven)

 

www.ravenrecords.au.com 

Ramblin’ Jerry Jeff Walker was, is a one-off and there was a spell when few could hold a candle to him back in the 1970s. If he wasn’t the finest barroom, wild and free country music act he was awfully…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 16, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

HEATHER MYLES —JUST LIKE OLD TIMES / UNTAMED (Retroworld)

 

http://www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

Two cds of the nineties in one fabulous package from, West Coast gal Heather Myles make for good country (music) listening. Myles was like a breath of fresh air when she breezed onto the scene in 1992 with her debut album, Just Like Old Times and then three years later with Untamed.…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 13, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

CHARLIE McCOY —LONESOME WHISTLE (A Hank Williams Tribute) (MVD Audio)

www.catbonemusic.com 

Charlie McCoy has played on more recording sessions than most any other. For he has worked with everyone from Johnny Cash to Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan by way of all your country greats since 1960 who in 2009 joined his hero, Hank Williams in the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Viewers of the BBC’s 1970s Old Grey Whistle Test will no doubt be familiar…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 8, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

TOMMY WOMACK —NOW WHAT! (Cedar Creek Music)

www.tommywomack.com

 

Genial talents, real ones are few and far between. People tend to have to sweat buckets to even come near seeing the taillights of Tommy Womack as he speeds into the distance. True, he has had a few wrecks and…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 8, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

TOMPALL & THE GLASER BROTHERS —THE AWARD WINNERS / RINGS AND THINGS (Hux Records)

http://www.huxrecords.com

 

Two albums on one CD from one of the finest ever, performing vocal groups to grace country music and though some of the material has a crossover feel I am such a huge fan of…

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Added by Maurice Hope on June 1, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

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1
Rod Picott
70 pts.
Out Past The Wires
Welding Rod Music
GC,AN,LM,SZ,TK
2
JW Roy & The Royal Family
62 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,PJ,DH
3
Steph Cameron
61 pts.
Daybreak over Jackson Street
Pheromona
ML
4
JD McPherson
54 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
AR,RK,LK
5
Sarah Morris
53 pts.
Hearts In Need Of Repair
Independent
 
6
Turnpike Troubadours
52 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
MA,GF
7
Chris Hillman
51 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
 
8
Hayward Williams
39 pts.
Pretenders
Why River Records
KG,JB,JBO
9
Joe Henry
38 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
 
10
Jim White
37 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
JJ
12
Margo Price
35 pts.
All American Made
Third Man Records
 
11
Mark Martyre
35 pts.
Rivers
Independent
MF
13
Mavis Staples
32 pts.
If All I Was Was Black
Anti
HO
 
Peter Oren
32 pts.
Anthropocene
Western Vinyl
RB,HB
15
Fred Wickham
29 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
 
16
Jeffrey Martin
27 pts.
One Go Around
Fluff & Gravy Records
HDB
17
Blitzen Trapper
25 pts.
Wild and Reckless
Lojinx
JDO
 
Jeff Crosby
25 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records
FCE,FC,JS
19
Dori Freeman
24 pts.
Letters Never Read
Blue Hens Music
 
 
Hardpan
24 pts.
Hardpan
Blue Rose Records
WR
21
The Deep Dark Woods
21 pts.
Yarrow
Six Shooter
JF
22
Lilly Hiatt
20 pts.
Trinity Lane
New West
TJ
 
Tom Russell
20 pts.
Folk Hotel
Frontera Records-Proper Records
JAB
24
Eilen Jewell
19 pts.
Down Hearted Blues
Signature Sounds
MW
25
Dick LeMasters
18 pts.
Incompatible Things
Longneck Road Music
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